from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A military belt from which the sword is suspended.


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  • Her sword and sword-belt were hanging from the chair beside her desk, and knives lay on top of a pile of papers.

    Widows and Orphans

  • Cadfael buckled the sword-belt round his son's loins, and for a moment had the world in his arms.

    A River So Long

  • I have her badge on my sword-belt, and her colours on my surcoat and my cloak.

    A River So Long

  • His shield was pierced by a javelin, which stuck in his sword-belt; and as the blow knocked his scabbard out of place, he could not get his hand quickly to his sword when he tried to draw it, and was surrounded by the enemy while unable to defend himself.

    Pullo and Vorenus

  • Nowadays, with my visual imagination Edgar reads just as pornographically as William -- 'naught but a sword-belt' translates to 'pretty much butt-naked.'

    I Really Shouldn't Do This: The Guardian's Science Fiction And Fantasy Novel List

  • I asked him if he was sure nothing had been found in the canoe after its capture; he said that nothing remained in the canoe but himself and a sword-belt.

    The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa, in the Year 1805

  • I asked him where the sword-belt was; he said the King took it, and had made a girth for his horse with it.

    The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa, in the Year 1805

  • He unloosed the sword-belt, in which the Knight of the Leopard had fixed his hold, and, thus eluding his fatal grasp, mounted his horse, which seemed to watch his motions with the intelligence of a human being, and again rode off.

    The Talisman

  • He carried in his hand a large sword, sheathed in a scabbard of crimson velvet, and wore around his middle a broad embroidered sword-belt.

    The Surgeon's Daughter

  • The buckle of his sword-belt was made of bronze inlaid with garnets.

    Archive 2008-07-01


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